Rollover Accidents

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Rollovers in Motor Vehicle Accidents

While some accidents are just fender benders, others can result in serious damage to a vehicle, especially if the vehicle rolls over after being hit. Rollovers are relatively uncommon, occurring in only 2% of all crashes, yet they account for more than 33% of all people killed in auto accidents.

Of those fatalities, about 69% were not wearing seatbelts. According the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHSTA), SUVs are responsible for most rollovers, while cars are at a much lower risk. If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of your car rolling over, then you may be able to receive compensation with the help of a Marietta auto accident lawyer from Jones & Swanson.

Though SUVs are extremely popular, accounting for a large portion of the auto industry, several manufacturers failed to adequately design and test their sport utility vehicles before they put them on the market. Several SUVs have design defects causing them to be highly susceptible to rolling over. . Even accidents that happened at a low speed turn into catastrophic accidents because a SUV rolled over.

Significant evidence has been developed over the years that show auto manufacturers knew that their SUVs were susceptible to rolling over, but to get their vehicles to market, failed to make the appropriate changes needed to make the vehicles safer. If you have been hurt by the lack of safety precautions taken by these manufactures, they may be subject to product liability and owe you compensation.

Preventing Injury in a Rollover

The number of SUVs on the road has increased since their introduction, making it easier to get injured by a rollover accident. For you to stay safe on the road, there are some simple precautions you can take:

  • Wear a seat belt: In all crashes, over 69% of fatalities come as a result of not wearing a seat belt. Putting on a safety strap is a huge help to avoiding injury.
  • Watch your speed: The faster you drive, the easier it is for a vehicle to tip over. Almost 40% of fatal accidents involving a roll over were excessively speeding.
  • Be aware of your load: The heavier a vehicle, the more unstable it is. This is especially true if there is a heavy load on the roof. Be smart about where you put heavy cargo and try to stay under the manufacturer's recommended limit.
  • Be careful in rural areas: Nearly 75% of rollover fatalities occur in rural areas. The reasons most often cited for this are cars driven at high speeds and unobstructed highways.
  • Buy a newer model: Newer vehicles have improved safety systems due to modern technology and increasingly higher standards of safety by the government. If you can, it's better to get the newest model possible. Be sure to check the safety ratings of a vehicle before you purchase it.

Need an attorney for a car accident case in Marietta?

If you have been injured in a car accident, a member of the Jones & Swanson legal team can assist you in getting the compensation you deserve. Whether you are suing an insurance company, a manufacturer, or a third party, a lawyer from our firm can help.

When you contact Jones & Swanson, you will first meet with a member of the legal team for a consultationincluding a full discussion of the details surrounding your accident to decide how much compensation you deserve. You can be assured that we will provide you with personalized attention and care to help you get through this difficult time.

For your free case evaluation, contact a Marietta car accident lawyerfrom our firm today so we can defend your rights!

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